Megan Rapinoe to produce TV series on lesbian soccer players

Retired soccer star Megan Rapinoe has traded sports for Hollywood as she will soon release a television series centered on lesbian athletes.

Rapinoe and her partner Sue Bird’s production company, A Touch More, will create the series based on the novel Cleat Cute by Meryl Wilsner.

The story centers on two players on the same team, Grace and Phoebe, who fall in love as they prepare to compete for the World Cup. Future Shack, the company that produced Fox’s Murder in a Small Town and Good Cop/Bad Cop on the CW and Roku, is also involved.

“We are thrilled to be working with Future Shack to bring Meryl Wilsner’s wonderful book to life. Having spent most of our lives on teams, we want to celebrate the ways in which relationships, both romantic and platonic, are organically created through sports,” Rapinoe and
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